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>> "cbs this morning" is coming up next. ♪[ music ] ♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, march 3 1st, 2017. welcome to cbs "this morning ." president donald trump's former national security adviser michael flynn wants legal protection in exchange for congressional testimony about russia and the trump campaign. his lawyer says flynn has a story to tell. the site of a major highway collapse in atlanta, the georgia governor declares a state of emergency after a massive fire shuts down one of america's busiest roads. plus, we catch up with country music stars little bill town. they reveal the highs and lows on their road to success. we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds.
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>> i think that flynn wouldn't be crowing about his need to have immunity if there wasn't some fire underneath all of this smoke. >> the president's former national security adviser offers to testify. >> clearly as his lawyer said, he has a story to tell. and feels he needs protections in order to do that. >> generally innocent people don't seek immunity. >> when asked about accusations of russian interference in the election, vladimir putin said, quote, read my lips. >> no. >> that's hot. >> video out of atlanta where a fire on interstate 85 caused an overpass to collapse. >> reminds me of a war zone. >> the severe storm system that plagued much of the country is now arriving in the east. >> it is going to be a soggy day. >> amazing day for states. >> successfully launching and landing a recycled rocket.
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>> still dealing with the aftermath of cyclone debbie. >> lost everything. my whole home is gone. >> move out of the way. trying to escape the slaughterhouse. >> in spring training a swarm of bees hijacking the padres. >> everybody hit the deck. oh, my gosh, i've never seen that. >> a heckler carrying a camcorder interrupting trudeau. >> and all that matters. >> i don't know your real name. what is on your driver's license? >> first name, mister. middle name, period. last name, t. >> on "cbs this morning". >> did you talk at all about that tweet you sent out to watch the show on fox or the anchor. >> yeah, he called me and said, look, he was very apologetic about it. look, this job, you take a lot of --
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>> everything is -- >> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota, let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is off. alex wagner is with us. >> good to be here. >> good to have you. president trump's former national security adviser michael flynn is working on a deal to answer questions from the fbi and house and senate intelligence committees. flynn wants a promise of legal protection before testifying about the trump campaign and russian meddling in the election. >> michael flynn's lawyer said in a statement last night, general flynn certainly has a story to tell and he very much wants to tell it. the attorney says there must be in his words assurances against unfair prosecution. margaret brennan is at the white house where two officials are at the center of another controversy. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the white house is playing defense again as news surfaced that michael flynn is taking
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legal protection before answering questions. that as other news broke showing white house staffers selectively leaked information to help justify the president's claims that he was unfairly surveilled. >> are you willing to say anything about the investigations? >> i'm not going to say anything, just because it is not an appropriate place to do it. >> reporter: arriving back in his california district last night, house intelligence chair devin nunes refused to comment on news that former trump national security adviser michael flynn requested immunity from fbi prosecution. that in exchange for testimony about potential russian contacts with the trump campaign. during the election, flynn criticized aides to hillary clinton for seeking legal immunity during the probe into her private e-mail server. >> when you are given immunity, that means you've probably committed a crime. >> reporter: nunes is leading the house investigation into those russian contacts. >> i never said i would provide you answers. i said we would look into it.
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>> reporter: sean spicer deflected questions about whether the administration is trying to influence that inquiry by leaking selective information. even after nunes admitted he was given key evidence while at the white house. >> i cannot get into who those individuals were. >> reporter: the new york times identified the congressman sources as ezra coen wattnik. their bosses, john eisenberg and white house counsel john mcgann were likely also aware. nunes nunes' refusal to share information has raised eyebrows. paul ryan told "cbs this morning" he had full confidence in him. >> he told me that like a whistle-blower type person had given him some information that was new. >> our goal is to be as forth right as possible. >> reporter: the white house invited senate and intelligence
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committee leaders to preview the documents relevant to the investigation. >> they can present it to the white house staff or the president himself at any time. so why all the cloak and dagger stuff? >> reporter: the white house and flynn's lawyer maintain that all of this is just a political witch-hunt. >> thank you, margaret. john dickerson is with us. he's also the new chief washington correspondent for cbs news. congratulations. >> thank you. >> let me begin with michael flynn. how do we assess this? what might he tell the committees or anyone else that might be damming to the president? >> what does it mean to ask for protection? i think it could be a lawyer doing his job, just to say in this political environment, everybody wants to know what michael flynn knows and everybody is claiming particularly in this highly partisan environment that he did this, that and the other thing. if you are the lawyer, you want him protected. whether he has a good story to tell or not.
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so that's the first thing to keep in mind. but he's the central guy to ask, he was the president's top foreign policy adviser, he's at the center of russia, also all the other decisions the president or then candidate trump, all the other things he sought about foreign policy he was in the center at his elbow. he would know a lot. >> he seems to be having lots of conversations with lots of people. >> when he was talking to the russians before the election, hugging the russian ambassador before the election and then after the election on this key period of russian sanctions when the obama administration was thinking of putting sanction on the russians for meddling in the election, michael flynn was talking to the russian ambassador, how much was he telling donald trump about that? was he sent at his behest, what was the back and forth what did donald trump know? that's an open question. michael flynn is the person you want to ask about that. >> the president just tweeted this, he should ask for immunity because this is a witch-hunt. >> there you go. so that's both framing because the president wants this to look like not a sign of guilt the way
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the president framed it. it wasn't just michael flynn who framed requests for immunity as guilt, the president did that as a candidate as well. a good lawyer would ask for immunity even if -- >> does he get immunity? it hasn't been granted yet. >> it has not been granted yet. and then that's the question, part of what is happening here is the lawyer working on michael flynn's behalf trying to get the best deal for his client possible. but they may not want to give immunity for a variety of other reasons, but now we have yet another story line in this story that keeps producing more story lines. >> let's talk about devin nunes, now been revealed that his sources were two officials from the white house, interesting because in the beginning he said he had to get to the white house to tell the president because the staff was not aware and the president wasn't aware. that seems to -- >> two problems. two challenges for the chairman of the house intelligence committee. one is is he working -- was he working with the white house to get the white house information out while at the same time investigating those same people
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in the white house. and, remember, the underlying thing he's worried about is a very serious charge and we shouldn't lose track of that. the allegation is that some people who are captured in surveillance had their names unmasked and that would be a big deal if it were true. that's been sort of this other story is coming here, there is the one question, is he working with the white house that he's supposed to be investigating. the second is his credibility. he was saying i'm rushing to give them information we know he may have gotten from inside the white house. >> the other question is who unmasked the names. >> that is the question. there is a formal process for unmasking names and the chairman nunes said he'll get that information, supposed to come last week, now supposed to come this week. this should be knowable. there are forms that have to be filled out to unmask people and then the question is were they unmasked for legitimate reasons. you can't unmask them -- >> my understanding, has to come from high up to get them unmasked. >> it does. somebody i was talking to said, yes, it has to come from high up, but you can have other
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people do it for you. may take digging to find out who asked for the unmasking, was it legitimate, what was done with that. how was it handled? that's serious business. >> this was within the obama administration. >> that's the allegation. >> right. >> can we just say again congratulations? when i asked what does this new title mean, he said it was bob schieffer's old title, it means you're the chief honcho. >> we know who to call in washington. >> congratulations. >> thank you. sunday on "face the nation," john speaks with two members of the senate intelligence committee, john cornyn of texas agnes king of maine. and bob woodward will join us for his analysis. experts testifying to congress say russian operatives spent years spreading false information and conspiracy theories in the u.s. five witnesses described
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russia's information war against the u.s. and its allies to the senate intelligence committee yesterday. testimony claimed that up to 15,000 disinformation specialists fed fake news stories that may have influenced the 2016 election. russian president vladimir putin was asked about the accusations yesterday, he pointed to his mouth and said, read my lips, no. jeff pegues is on capitol hill with the explosive testimony. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, u.s. officials and cyberexperts say the goal of the russian information warfare campaign was to exploit the visions in this country and it is ongoing with russian hacking units continually targeting the computer networks of u.s. congressmen, senators and others. >> we're all targets of a sophisticated and capable adversary. >> reporter: the senate intel yens committee learned details thursday about the size and scope of russia's information warfare against the u.s. and its
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allies. >> this is widespread in a campaign they're looking at doing that will drive wedges between our own political parties and between our country and nato. >> reporter: former nsa director general keith ail distender said now that the u.s. is aware of russia's sophisticated hacking abilities, the can country needs to develop a strategy to confront them. >> if there were a massive attack, we have to go back and get authority to act where if it were missiles coming in, we already have rules of engagement. >> reporter: clint lot told the committee that the russians may now be trying to cover their tracks. >> follow the trail of dead russians. >> reporter: he says there have been a series of cybersecurity officials arrested in russia and a number of mysterious deaths around the world. >> there has been more dead russians in the past three months that are tied to the investigation who have assets and banks all over the world. >> reporter: many of the fake news stories pushed by russian operatives began with real
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events. last august, during an active shooter scare at new york's jfk airport, russian fake news writers added to the panic. >> we watched social media trolls pump fake stories out which ram ped up that fear. >> reporter: what is just as unsettling, what investigators say they don't know about russian activities, in fact, one witness said there is likely more disclosures to come. at this time, only about 1% of the information stolen in russian cyberattacks has been revealed. >> thank you very much, jeff. a bill allowing states to deny federal family planning money is now on its way to the president's desk. the senate narrowly approved the measure yesterday in a 51-50 vote. vice president mike pence cast that tie breaking vote. republican leaders lisa murkowski and susan collins joined democrats opposing the bill. the president is expected to sign it. there is already a ban on using
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federal funds for abortions. you're looking at a collapsed interstate of overpass in atlanta that item bld down in a massive fire. it is causing major traffic headaches this morning and the city is under a state of emergency. georgia officials were investigating the cause of yesterday's rush hour fire. the closure of i-85, a key north/south artery is causing huge backups across one of the country's largest metro areas. mark strassmann is near the scene of the collapse. >> reporter: i'm standing 30 yards from where the overpass collapsed, over my shoulder you see smoke rising from the concrete rubble and a jack hammer at work. this morning's commute here in atlanta could be historically bad. all eight lanes above the northbound and southbound of i-85 are closed. a quarter million cars a day use this highway and are going to have to find a different way to get there. i want to show you a different look, from our drone camera, it really is remarkable when you look at this, that nobody was hurt or killed and here is why.
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as soon as the flames broke out, police stopped all traffic, so in one was on the overpass when it collapsed. the second life saver was that responding firefighters underneath the overpass looked up, saw crumbling concrete, and evacuated just a couple of minutes before the whole thing came tumbling down. thick billowing smoke and a tower of flame rose over i-85 near downtown atlanta thursday. as emergency crews rushed to put out a massive fire burning under a freeway overpass at rush hour. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: the overpass eventually collapsed from heat. officials are still unclear what started the fire. georgia governor nathan deal. >> i heard it was some pvc products that caught fire. i do not know why they did or what the source of their transport was. but those are questions that will hopefully be answered.
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>> i'm worried this is going to close 85 for a long, long time. >> reporter: i-85 is a major artery that runs north to south through the heart of metro atlanta. averaging a quarter million cars a day on its roads. >> this incident, make no bone about it, will have a tremendous impact to the travel. >> reporter: the impact was felt immediately. cars littered the paralyzed highway, snarling traffic well into the evening. the backup stretched for miles. >> we have been in uber for over two hours and we had had 1.4 miles to go. this is minor compared to what the firefighters and everyone else is dealing with. >> the cork has been put in the bottle. think about one of the major arteries that comes in and out of this city, where folks move north and south, a chunk of it has just been taken out of play. >> reporter: one more look now at the overpass collapse. remember, that atlanta is notorious for terrible traffic every day.
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it affects everyone's lifestyle, trying to figure out how long it is going to take to get from point a to point b in bumper to bumper traffic. this is a project that is going to take months to replace this section of highway. atlanta's commute is is going to go from bad to brutal. >> the dramatic scene down there, miracle no one was hurt. this morning, a medical examiner is working to determine how an american airlines co-pilot died at the controls. the flight from dallas to albuquerque made an emergency landing on wednesday afternoon. this is the second american airlines pilot to die on board an aircraft in the last two years. kris van cleave is at reagan national airport. good morning. >> good morning. this is one of the reasons why there are always two pilots in the cockpit of a commercial airliner. the faa says deaths like this are exceptionally rare, but in at least seven instances a pilot has died in flight during a commercial flight in the last 23
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years. a passenger on this flight called the captain a hero for calmly handling such a scary situation american airlines flight 1553 with 136 passengers and six crew was about to land when the captain called for h p help. >> yeah, we got an issue with a pilot, have medical crew meet us on landing. >> reporter: the boeing 737 touched down safely at albuquerque's airport, but the co-pilot, 58-year-old william mike grubs, died. >> he would have to very quickly control your body's own natural very human response to this sudden emergency. >> reporter: miracle on the hudson captain sully sullenberger is the cbs news aviation and safety expert. >> maintaining control of the airplane, of the situation and yourself throughout is the hallmark of a professional in cases like this. >> reporter: in a letter to employees, american ceo doug
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parker wrote, first officer grubs was on approach when he fell ill. despite heroic efforts to revive him, mike passed away. >> there are high standards we have to meet in terms of our physical and mental capabilities to be able to fly. >> medical emergency. >> reporter: in 2015, another american airlines pilot died from natural causes while at the controls of a flight from phoenix to boston. >> we were all shocked and, like, wow, we put our life in his hands and now it's gone. >> reporter: pilots starting at age 35 receive an ekg with their annual physical. once they're over 40, they get that physical twice a year. >> thank you very much, kris. the opioid epidemic is killing tens of thousands of americans every year. we ride along with paramedics to find out how one,,
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investigators say it appears it was an accident. good morning, it's 7:26. i'm kenny choi. a burning candle is now being blamed for starting monday's deadly fire in west oakland. investigators say it appears it was an accident. four people were killed in the fire. more than 80 others were displaced. a california lawmaker is proposing a single payor healthcare system for the state. all californians would be required to be covered through a public program and insurance companies would be barred from offering services included in that plan. stick around; we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment. ,, ,, ,,,,
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good morning. pappy friday. let's check the roads, happy friday. it's not "friday light" on westbound four from antioch, pittsburg into concord. westbound 4 between railroad and bailey there was a two-car crash and it has been cleared but damage is done. you're moving at 17 miles per hour. especially between railroad and bailey. moving over to the altamont pass, it's better but you're moving at 30 miles per hour along the way up to 40 at north flynn road. and if you are traveling into the peninsula, between hayward and foster city, that's a 25- minute drive and high winds, as well. i'll send it to you. >> thank you, roqui. you better! [ laughter ] >> aha. >> hi, everybody. good morning. we are taking a look out towards the golden gate bridge and we're able to see it this morning. clear skies, unlimited visibility. it is a beautiful start to your day albeit blustery. 44 degrees in santa rosa, 55 in oakland and in san jose. later today, we still have that high wind advisory in place until high noon. it will expire and winds dial back late afternoon out of the north 10 to 20. until then, gusts to 30. sunny through weeks.
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in other trump administration news, the office of department of energy has been told not to use the phrase climb change anymore. so they fixed it. no more climate change. now, here's the term they say you should use to talk about the environment. instead of climate change, you have to say endless summer, instead of tornado, we're going to call it fun time twisty wind. and earthquakes will now be referred to as dirt twerking. which i prefer. i prefer it. >> dirt twerking. >> dirt twerking. >> james corden of "the late late show," he's talking about how the u.s. energy department
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talks about climate change. they denied that report, by the way. other changes made by the trump administration are making headlines today, especially in california. that includes a decision by the epa not to ban potentially dangerous pesticides. we'll take you to a california farm to look at the potential hazards and why many farmers applaud this decision. >> here is a look at other stories making headlines this morning. the new york times says israel gave the go ahead for a new settlement on land claimed by palestinians. this is the first west bank settlement israel approved in more than two decades. much of the world views them as obstacles to violations to international law. last month they asked them to hold off on new settlements. park geun-hye was arrested on corruption charges today. she was removed from office three weeks ago. if she's convicted, she could spend more than ten years in prison. the new york post reports on newly released photos of the
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pentagon in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks. the fbi released 27 images, some show the gaping hole where a jet slammed into the building nearly 16 years ago. 184 people were killed by the terrorists, including 125 pentagon workers. the charlotte observer reports on the rollback of north carolina's so-called bathroom bill. lawmakers passed a new measure yesterday. ncaa put pressure on the state to repeal the bathroom law with threats to pull college sporting events from north carolina. it required people to use public bathrooms matching t ining gende birth certificate. local governments are prohibited from passing anti-discrimination laws until december 2020. usa today reports that mcdonald's is switching to fresh beef for the quarter pounder only. the nation's largest fast food chain wants to win back the customers that it lost it other restaurants that emphasized fresh beef like wendy's.
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the change from frozen to fresh beef patties begins on the quarter pounder. what about the big mac? >> got to switch. >> yeah. >> the new head of the environmental protection agency is facing criticism over his decision not to ban a controversial foreign pesticide. scott pruitt announced it yesterday, it overrules his own agency's research showing the pesticide posed a health risk to children and farm workers. john blackstone is at an almond farm in fresno, california, with what is behind this controversy. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. since 2000, it has been banned from most household use. but here in the central valley, some 90% of the almond orchards like this one still use the pesticide as do farms nationwide. under the obama administration, the epa wanted it ban the pesticide, but the new administration has some other ideas. farming is a big industry across california and across the
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nation. but it faces an army of small enemies and many who work in farming use the pesticide as ammunition. >> it is very important for controlling those small pests that can wreak havoc on the crop. >> for half a century, the chemical also known as lorsban has been used on dozens of crops including korb, strawberries and citrus. but the scientists under the obama administration found that the chemical could interfere with children's brain development. >> reduced iq, lower working memory scores, increased adhd, those are the kinds of things. they were small effects but definitely meaningful. >> reporter: in 2015, the agency proposed banning farmers from using the pesticide. now the new leadership says reliable data overwhelmingly in both quantity and quality contradicts the reliance on earlier studies. the epa says farmers can
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continue to use the pesticide while more research is done. new epa administrator scott pruitt issued a statement. we need to provide regulatory certainty to the thousands of american farms that rely on the pesticide while still protecting health and the environment. those in agriculture like michael kelly agree. >> would you worry about using it? >> no, i didn't. >> it has been around since 1965 and i found it to be not only very effective, but very safe. >> reporter: but critics say effective substitute pesticides are readily available. >> it would not be that difficult to take this off the plate of parents. and it is a bit confounding to me why we're not as a government doing that. >> reporter: now, agro sciences which makes the pesticide applauded the move saying it remains confident the authorized use of it offers wide margins of
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protection for human health and safety. >> john, thanks. president trump has given a new commission 90 days to come up with ideas to dress the deadliest drug crisis in american history. more than 52,000 people died of a drug overdose in 2015. mostly from heroin and other opioids. the acting head of the drug enforcement administration spoke only with cbs this morning about his plans to help the white house tackle the epidemic. tony dokoupil is in louisville, kentucky, where he got a firsthand look at the desperate fight to save lives right now. tony, good morning to you. >> good morning. deaths from opioid overdoses have more than quad ruppled since 1999 and that's made ambulances like this very, very busy. paramedics used to go days now they're lucky if they go a few hours. paramedic mary taylor rushes to
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as many as 25 drug overdoses in a single day. you think it peaked? >> i don't know. i mean it couldn't get much worse. >> reporter: but on this day, an overdose came to her. taylor joined a team trying to revive a young man driven to this hospital in the back of a green sedan. the patient arrived unconscious and barely breathing, but just minutes later he walked out on his own. >> that's him. >> hey, buddy. let me talk to you for a second. what just happened? >> reporter: what happened was a rescue. paramedics gave the man naloxone, a drug that stops the effects of opioids. >> i don't their we're going to arrest or prosecute our ways out of most social ills. >> reporter: did the ea administrator chuck rosenberg blames the rising toll on a changing youth. while deaths from pain killers have plateaued at about 17,500 a
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year, deaths from substitutes like heroin and potent synthetic opioids surged. the 22,500. >> it scares the hell out of me. they can be lethal to the touch. >> reporter: in another era, the dea would have responded with force alone. but in late 2015, rosenberg launched the 360 degree strategy, that blends traditional police work with public education. >> changing behavior is tough. but we have to keep at it. we have to be relentless about it. >> reporter: louisville is one of the programs that pilots cities. >> it affects all parts of the city, all socioeconomic classes, all races. >> reporter: jim scott is the agent in charge of the dea's louisville office. >> have you seen a reduction in overdose s since the program began? in february, 151 overdoses rocked the city. >> it hurts. it hurts.
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because they're not just spikes, they're people. >> reporter: near the end of another day in louisville, mary taylor would welcome relief but she's guarded about president trump's chances of providing it. >> good luck. we're all looking for a way to do it, but i don't think it is going to happen. >> reporter: now, the dea believes it has slowed the opioid crisis if not stopped it. president trump has repeatedly promised to do even more, but so far his administration is short on specifics and critics fear that this new commission to study the problem is just more talk. alex? >> tony, thanks. a staggering number of deaths from this. >> they're calling it the deadliest drug crisis in american history. drug enforcement officials, health officials have been talking about this for quite a while now. but i don't think the public really realized. >> it is a crisis. >> how serious this is. coming up ahead, the leader of one of the top ranked hospitals in the nation talks about the future of health care after the collapse of the gop overhaul. plus, an ancient egyptian
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,, museum curators in scotland discovered an ancient egyptian burial cloth thousands of years old. it shows the deceased as an egyptian god. it was used to cover the mummified body. jonathan vigliotti is in london with how this rare artifact was found still in remarkable condition. jonathan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this piece of ancient history was discovered in an old crumpled up and torn paper bag. it had had been hidden away in the museum archives during world war ii. and only recently discovered. it loo looks like garbage waiting to be tossed out, but after sitting in the shelf in the national museum of scotland's storage, a team of
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curious curators peeked inside. >> it was exciting to be able to get it out. >> reporter: dr. margaret maitland made the discovery. >> you can make discoveries in museum collections as well. >> reporter: that highlight, a 2,000-year-old mummy shroud, a type of linen cloth used to wrap the mummified bodies of high ranking egyptians. dr. maitland shroud was so fragile it took 24 hours of humidifying to unwrap. >> each fold that we unfolded revealing another part of the shroud was just so exciting to see the face emerge. >> reporter: maitland says the final result was so well preserved, they could even read the name of the deceased as iemka. as it turns out, the museum already had relics of his well studied parents. his father a high ranking egyptian official and his
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mother. mother and father were put on display while son, for some reason, was overlooked and went into storage. but now decades later, this ancient family tree pieced back together. >> they hoped the shrouds would allow them to live forever and now they can live on through these incredible objects. >> the shroud goes on display today. the museum has over 11 million pieces from all over the world in storage, so who knows what other treasures are waiting to be discovered. >> all right, thank you. >> we have an expert here. >> i had -- >> you majored in what? >> for one year i was -- >> what you to make of this story? >> don't throw away the paper bag and indiana jones, that last seen when the ark of the covenant is shut, you never know what is in the museum warehouses. >> their own collection.
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of a fire that ripped through a san jose duplex overnight. it broke out just after midnight along south eleventh good morning, 4 minutes before 8:00. firefighters on the scene of a fire is that ripped through a san jose duplex overnight just after midnight along south 11th street nearby homes evacuated as a precaution. three people were left homeless. a vallejo man is jailed after police say he shot and killed an innocent bystander in san francisco. it happened in the oceanview neighborhood wednesday morning. two other people were also shot but will be okay. raffic and weather together in less than four minutes. ,,
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some hours now. westbound 4 before railroad and bailey traffic recovering from a crash at just 16 miles per hour. ive yourself extra time to get through there. doesn't look bad on 242 down to 680 into walnut creek. moving to a high wind advisory across the span of the san mateo bridge, from hayward to foster city, about 25 minutes. and then you have the bay bridge toll plaza windy across the span, the maze to downtown 25 minutes. roberta, i'll send it to you. >> thanks, roqui. morning, everybody. let's get to it. our live weather camera, what a view this morning, wind-swept blue skies looking out towards the beautiful golden gate bridge. everything just looks so precious this morning. very pristine. temperatures banking between 47 in santa rosa to 55 in oakland and san jose. high wind advisory in effect until high noon and the winds gently ease back out of the north 10 to 20 late day. 60s through the 70s.
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♪ it is friday, march 31, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." former national security adviser michael flynn is working on a deal about testifying in the russia probe. ahead, new information about the house intelligence chairman from "the washington post's" bob w s woodward. but first, here is today's "eye opener." >> news surfaced that flynn is seeking legal protection before answering questions. >> what might he tell? >> i think it could be just a lawyer doing his job. just to say in this political environment everybody wants to know what michael flynn knows. so as a lawyer you want him protected. whether he's got a good story to tell or not. u.s. officials and cyber experts say the goal of the
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russian warfare campaign was to exploit divisions in this country and it's ongoing. it could be historically bad here in atlanta. all eight lanes of the highway are closed. it's remarkable that nobody was hurt or killed. mcdonald's is switching to fresh beef for the quarter pounder only. >> fresh beef beginning next year. and then for this year, good luck. [ laughter ] >> john dickerson the new chief washington correspondent for cbs news. congratulations. >> thank you. >> i'm going to ask what does the new title mean? well, it was bob schieffer's old title, means you're the chief honc honcho. >> we know to call him mr. washington. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> this morning's "eye opener" at 8:00 is presented by liberty muteual in -- mutual insurance. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and alex wagner. norah is off.
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michael flynn wants protection if he testifies about russian meddling in the united states election and potential russian contact with the trump campaign. president trump ousted him last month for misleading the vice president about his contacts with the russian ambassador. >> in a statement last night, his lawyer said no reasonable person would submit to questioning in such a mightily politicized -- highly politicized witch-hunt without assurances against unfair prosecution. the president then tweeted this this morning. mike flynn should ask for immunity and this is a witch-hunt of historic proportion. >> earlier "the new york times" reported that white house officials were the source of intelligence reports given to chair devin nunes to justify the obama administration surveillance. he was met last night in his california district and he would not comment on his sources or flynn's reported request for immunity. sean spicer had said that white house staffers were not nunes'
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source. yesterday, he would neither confirm or deny the times report. >> bob woodward is joining us from washington. so much to discuss. you have been reporting that white house officials were involved in talking with congressman nunes. what can you tell us about the documents they saw and what is the significance of those documents? >> well, the people i have talked to who have met with president trump on this said that there were 35 to 40 reports where names of people associated with trump or identifying characteristics were revealed which shouldn't happen. now, how serious this is is unclear. one of the people who met with president trump said this week it's kind of a cast of clowns because you have a situation where the chairman of the house intelligence committee goes to
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the white house, gets information, then goes up to congress and has a press conference and says, oh, look what i've learned and then runs down to the white house to brief president trump what the chairman learned from people in the national security council. so there's something weird or at least uncoordinated going on here. >> bob, other than that, what question does it arise from you? >> well, the russian investigation is really serious. clearly vladimir putin and the russians launched an espionage operation, a covert operation to affect the election. interestingly enough, it's something our cia does frequently abroad in secret way. but this election was so close
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you really have to get to the bottom of it. the design of a counterintelligence operation here is to stop the russians from doing that and not being able to do it in the future. whether there are crimes involved here, the question then becomes were trump associates or people involved in the coordinating way and that's what the fbi's looking at. >> bob, when we talk about the gravity of this situation at hand and yesterday senate intelligence committee hearings, mark waerner, spoke about spreading fake news and i think up to several key states during the election. we're talking about 15,000 operatives who may have been involved in a broader campaign of misinformation. do you think the public is aware enough about what may have happened and that there's a sufficient amount of alarm in terms of these investigations? >> well, i think the senate
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investigation is very serious. they're working together. at this point they're making it bipartisan. i don't think there is enough awareness of this. this is a big deal but it's a big deal from the point of view of how do you stop it? how do you get it out in the open, so we can have free elections where the process is untampered with by the russians or others. >> what do you think flynn might have to say about this? that might contribute to our understanding. >> well, a key player, i know flynn a little bit. i talked to him in january and he insists that the whole approach by president trump in russia is kind of a two track strategy. reach out to putin, but also doing some very tough things with our military that putin is going to hate.
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so the real policy here is yet to emerge. that's part of this story. the difficulty here is there's a context of a lot of hysteria, a lot of overreaching i think on both sides and as the old former editor of "the washington post," ben bradley, used to say, slow down, the truth emerges. in the internet age, with all of the tweets and so forth that's very difficult. >> well, talking about the truth emerging in norah's interview with paul ryan, he used a term whistle-blower to describe the source involved. what do you make of the use of that word in this circumstance given what you know? >> i don't think this is the case. this is somebody only t-- somebody on the national
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security council staff. my paper has expanded on what "the new york times" said here. it's a very strange idea as i said that you would get information from the white house and then have to go down and brief the president on it. >> yeah. >> the president presumably can call anyone on his staff in and say, what's going on? >> does the administration have a narrative to tell based on these recent things that chairman nuns talked about -- nunes talked about to explain the president's tweets? >> i haven't seen it. and that's of course what's going to happen. if you go back to fumbled investigations like in watergate where the white house and president nixon were covering up some other times i think the white house and other administrations has said, oh, there's this investigation. it's serious business.
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let's do our inquiry and get 2 facts out. that's what president trump should do here unless the facts are going to be extremely damaging. but transparency is always the answer. get out ahead of it. whether that's going to happen, we will see. >> all right. bob woodward, thank you very much. we have to leave it there. i'm sure we'll talk to you another time. house speaker paul ryan says obamacare will be the law of the land for the foreseeable future. cleveland clinic president and ceo that's dr. toby cosgrove, there he is, he returns to our toyota greenroom. ahead, a look at what he thinks is the answer to our
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we continue our series issue with a look at the current american health care system. republicans fail to repeal and replace the affordable care act last week. the latest cbs poll shows 49% of americans approve of obamacare. that is up from 36% in tow 10, but 63% say the law needs some changes. >> dr. toe by cosgrove is president and ceo of the cleveland clinic which the u.s. news reports is the second best hospital the nation, thank you very much. it employs more than 50,000 people. he's a member of president trump's strategic and policy forum. we welcome you back to the table. always nice to have you. >> nice to be here. >> the appeal of obamacare is not going so well. why is this so difficult, dr. cosgrove? where is this going? >> let's see what they tried to do? it tried to improve the
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coverage, the quality, and costs. it certainly expanded coverage. the quality across country has gradually improved. but the problem is costs will continue to rise. it will continue to rise for more reasons. more older people and more things we can do for people, so you expect things to increase. the real cost is the rising cost. that's an opportunity to go back to congress and say let's look at all the things we to to hold down the costs and make it more efficient in how we take care of the sick people and well. >> the republicans who so much opposed obamacare would have been thinking about this for ten years. >> i think they've been thinking about it for a while. it's all about repeal and starting over but this bill was initially a public idea you saw mitt romney take to massachusetts. >> adopted an maarele unless we
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have the most efficient care and we try to keep people well and out of the health care delivery system, then i think we're not going to be able to control them. >> dr. cosgrove, you're meeting with president trump next month. >> yes. >> he thinks obama bare -- what's your advice to him? ? >> i hoe we continue to focus on how to make the care more efficient. there's lots of ways to do that. one of the ways is to make people well. we need to address this issue. we need to -- on the other hand we need to address how we look after sick people. think about the ridiculousness we have of the exploding cost of
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pharmaceutical drugs, about the fact that in order to do telemedicine across the country, you've got to be licensed in 50 states. the fact that we don't have inner onnerability -- >> are you optimistic those changes could have this the current climate? >> i think it would be a good supporting bill. >> what do you think about open outs many. >> i think it's a disaster many the united states. i don't think people realize the magnitude of the problem. during vietnam war, 50,000 people died. last year, 53,000. >> why? >> why is that? >> the reason is that we're seeing now fentanyl and another drug being two potent drugs being laced, all the drugs
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coming into the country. those are disastrously strong drugs. they put people to sleep and car fentanyl puts elephants to sleep. these are very powerful trucks. >> where us the it lie? where would you delineate responsibility? >> i don't think it's one thing. pharmaceutical companies are manufacturing drugs and the doctors are giving the drug to reduce the pain. i think all of us are held to the standard of trying to keep the pain out and being judged on that. what we're seeing now is 70% needs to be on that. right now rngs cheerily they're reducing the opiates they describe. this goes across all sectors of society. i think the big problem is
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society does not recognize the magnitude of the problem. >> until it happens to your familyings you're not really paying attention. it's just a story on the news. >> exactly. >> you talk about keeping people healthy. at the cleveland clinic, you will not hire a smoker. >> correct. >> i never thought that was possible. >> yes. if someone is, we have them stop and come back. >> what do you do? >> we even slgically give our thoughts to from president. >> how many times have you met with him sp. >> we met with him once. >> a critical time to be talking to the president. >> we might remind them your hospital is the second best. >> if you're second, who's first?
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write country songs, the truth starting the deadly fire in west oakland on monday.. appears it was an good morning, it's 8:25. i'm kenny choi. a burning candle is now being blamed for starting the deadly fire in west oakland on monday. investigators say it appears it was an accident. four people were killed until the fire. more than 80 others were displaced. we are learning a magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit near san juan bautista about 4 a.m. there were no reports damage or injuries. stick around; we'll have traffic and weather in j ust a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning, bay area. i don't know about you but i'm very happy that it is friday. all right. it's 8:27. let's take a look at the bay area roads. starting with the golden gate bridge a beautiful shot of the bridge coming from marin counties into san francisco. traffic looking good in both directions there. and if you are traveling into downtown san francisco, you have meet still on at the bay bridge toll plaza. so expect about a 30-minute drive from the maze to downtown. that's a long one. and also high winds across the span there, too. moving over now to the san mateo bridge, from hayward to foster city, that's 20 minutes. so don't worry about that. and traffic finally recovering on westbound 4 from an earlier crash, moving at 25 miles per hour between pittsburg and concord so not too bad. still give yourself enough time
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to get through there. also slow conditions throughout the south bay. but not too bad and tonight exhibition game a's versus the giants at 7:15 p.m. i think roberta will be there, right? >> so are you a's or giants? >> um, a's? [ laughter ] >> okay. morning, everybody! let's take a view this morning along the peninsula. we're looking south on the transamerica pyramid. air temperatures 47 grees santa rosa to the mid-50s in oakland and in san jose. san francisco also at 55. low 50s in redwood city. right now, check out these winds. 21 san francisco. pretty much 10 to 20 around the peninsula. 16 concord. 22 fairfield. this is why we have that high wind advisory in effect until noon today. then the winds begin to ease back late day 10 to 20. 70s and 60s across the board today. 78 in santa rosa. ,, ,,,,,,
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♪ what is it that set your songs apart? i mean, somebody said one time country music is three chords and the truth. >> that's three-quarters of the way true. you know, you can have more than kl three chords. >> you have a lot more chosrds. >> but the truth matters. ♪ >> what causes you to come up with these songs that people say, well, that's right? >> i don't know. i'm just writing what i'm thinking. ♪ but you were always on my mind ♪ if it comes out pretty good i'll write it down somewhere and put a melly to ody to it. i'm writing what i'm thinking off the top of my head really. >> that is country music legend willie nelson and fellow texan
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bob schieffer for "cbs sunday morning." you can see bob schieffer's full interview with willie nelson this weekend on "cbs sunday morning." you know willie nelson is known to smoke marijuana. i wonder if he offered any to bob schieffer? >> bob plays honky-tonk in his own band. >> an excellent thing -- >> i'm saying. >> i'm not drawing any conclusions, throwing it out there. welcome back to "cbs this morning." hello, bob schieffer. hotel tonight cofounder and ceo with one of the coolest names, sam shank, is in our toyota greenroom. hello. >> hey. >> hey. >> see you coming up. >> yes. we will. time to get to the headlines. "the los angeles times" reports that california's snow pack is one of the biggest ever recorded. it poses a flood risk.
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surveyors in the northenorthern sierra nevada measured it. it's a big contrast from two years ago when the water was the lowest recorded. the industry so called black list is now turning to television as we have reported the black list is an influential of unproduced movie screenplays. it's putting together unproduced tv pilots and hundreds of executives have been asked to vote on their favorite pilots. >> you did a story on this. >> i did indeed for "the atlantic" magazine. >> i remember. "the washington post" reports that the eagle has landed again. a bald eagle was happened thursday at the national arboretum. the parents are the president and the first ladies and the e agolets will be named in a few weeks. half of all hotel bookings in the united states are made three days or less before
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arrival. the mobile booking app, hoteltonight helps last minute travelers find deals on rooms. it was launched in 2011. it has 25,000 hotel partners more than 35 countries and last year it earned $300 million in gross booking volume. sam shank is the cofounder and ceo of hoteltonight. we are pleased to have him here. how do you make this work? >> so we have a really simple pitch for our hotel partners. if you have empty rooms available, we can put them on hoteltonight and you can fill rooms and generate incremental revenue. for the hotel it's a win and for the consumer too. >> yeah. how -- >> we're growing a business but it's great to make everybody happy when you're building a marketplace. >> how do you make a profit off of that? >> we take a commission. if a room sells for $100 we'll take a cut of that. so we only get paid if we deliver the revenue to the hotel partners. >> we are looking at the app. i punch it up, you're going to
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show me what? >> show you the very best deals for right now, for tonight. for the area around you. what we do is we sort through a -- in new york it's 400 hotels. we find the very best deals to save you time and really make you get in the last minute room quickly. >> do you have suites in the categories? >> we do. >> i'm just -- i'm making an inquiry for people who like the suites. >> if you scroll down, you go to the high roller category. a suite. amazing discounts on the suites. >> why do you need a suite? >> charlie, i love a good hotel room. i just love a good hotel room and room service. that's my idea of a great time honestly. this is different than the airlines because at the airlines you wait until the last minute your prices go way up. >> it works the exact opposite. the worst time to book a flight is right before you get on board. for a hotel if you are waiting longer, you're going to find better values. there's more fragmentation and
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the hotels have the interest in getting the last possible dollar. >> when was talk about last minute bookings what's the ideal time frame, a day before, a week before? >> so we started with tonight and we have expanded to a week ahead. so you can book your weekend get away a week before. that gave people more flexibility. but the best time to book is really as late as you feel comfortable waiting. >> right. >> for some people like my parents, when they use the app -- >> your parents use it. >> absolutely. they book on wednesday for a weekend get away. that's for them very last minute. when i book i'm booking at 10:00 p.m. and that's fine with me. >> right. >> you said you were obsessed with travel. >> that's right. >> i'm curious about your back story about this. >> i grew up in virginia. a wonderful town be but a small town. i didn't do a lot of travel growing up, i didn't go overseas in college. i got bit by the travel bug in my 20s but i didn't have any money then and i was looking to start a company. i wanted to combine a personal interest with great business
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opportunity and travel was the natural -- >> people are using their phones. >> you've created three. >> three. yeah. >> start-ups. >> the first two were web based. one was a hotel review site called travelpost. then at travel deal called dealbase. i call them my training wheels, i learned a lot by doing them. >> we're using our phones. >> i saw the opportunity in mobile. mobile is going to change everything. what's it going to do for travel? and then i thought about booking a hotel really late, we go until 2:00 in the morning. you don't have a computer with you if you need a hotel late. this is the right way to take advantage of mobile and bring something -- >> clearly airbnb is a trend in the hotel business. what else? >> a successful trend. >> i think this last minute travel is becoming mainstream and when i started mobile booking was only 2%. 2% of all hotel bookings and now it's over half. last minute is over half. what was seen as this is for emergencies is now the way that people travel. people instead of doing the -- like the week long trip they're
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doing multiple weekend trips. like say -- well, the weather looks good here. >> yeah. that's me. >> sam shank, hoteltonight. we'll be back
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>> little big town is one of the country music's most popular bands. the four artists are nominate for vocal group of the year at sunday's country music awards. that is written by taylor swift for the group. and their latest album tops the country charts and jan drcrawfo spoke about their tough climb to success and the special bond they share. >> they're known for combining four unique voices into one distinct harmony. but the bond between westbrook, kimberly and philip runs deeper than music. >> we're family. we experienced the greatest highs and the most horrible lows and we have always been together. >> the acm vocal group of the year is -- >> little big town. >> they're living the high. >> little big town! >> racking up hits and honors. >> little big town, would y'all like to be a member of the grand
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ole opry? >> but first were the lows. >> we looked at each other at a certain point and it was like, we're just going to keep showing up and keep outworking everybody. if that's what we have to do then we'll do it. >> was there ever a time that you thought, oh, i don't know. >> we never talked about quitting no. but i remember a certain truck stop outside of boston and you and i ran to use the restroom and you were like what are we doing? [ laughter ] >> because we had driven ourselves 22 hours the four of us in a van. from here to boston. we stopped for cheap burgers on the way. somebody would lay down in the middle of the van and sleep. >> when they started out they were dropped from two record lab labels in as many years. still they kept playing. at one point bootlegging their own cds to make money. >> at that point stamping -- >> and selling them. >> we weren't supposed to be, but we were in the middle of getting out of our record deal.
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you dropped us when it was our song, we wrote it. we would give out that to radio people or we would -- you know, stamp them and sign them in the car. and we knew exactly how much it would take to -- how many t-shirts we needed to sell. >> to rent car and to eat. >> yeah. make it back home. >> the perseverance paid off. just a few months later their anthem of small town pride ba l became a top ten hit. ♪ and with that, these four singers began their climb to the top of country music. earlier this year little big town's newest album debuted at number one, introduced the fans at nashville's legendary ryeman auditorium. the album is full of chart topping hits like the number one single "better man." written by pop megastar taylor swift. ♪
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♪ sometimes in the middle of the night i can feel you again ♪ ♪ but i just miss you and i just wish you were a better man ♪ >> there are more personal songs reflecting their life's journey. a marriage between jimmy and karen, and an extended family now growing up together. and the painful losses along the way. >> so diane, don't get old. he had just lost his sister. ♪ >> such a beautiful lyric. and it explained in so many ways the journey that all of us walked with my sister. and that's what i love about it. so is it hard, yes. but there's a beauty in it too. >> the bridge is kind of the culmination to me of i'll stand by your side, even when the water's cold. and we'll shine like gold, shine like gold even in the dark, shine like gold. ♪ shine like gold >> that is heavenly. ♪ i've got a girl crush
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>> you can feel the emotion in their music. ♪ for nearly 20 years the perfect blend of four strong and different personalities working together. ♪ and now a new chapter. after years of eating and drinking together, they have created their own wine. appropriately named four. >> cheers. >> cheers. >> thank you. >> after all, what goes better with friends than a bottle of wine? >> there's really good. >> really good. >> we can really make wine? >> if you can break bread together, it doesn't matter like what you believe in politics. when you're doing this and you're gathered together and listening to music and you're enjoying company, then it becomes about the food and the fellowship. we particularly love that. >> i feel like it's coming together. we're in this -- >> happy. >> we're in this really good stride in our lives. all coming together.
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and flowing together really beautiful. flowing like wine. [ laughter ] >> cheers to that. >> cheers. >> you know, we were all joking that everyone wants to age well. like a good wine. yeah, you know, this group is really ageing well. as for their wine, we got an early bottle. gayle, do you think i should open it up sunday night for the ac m's? >> i think you should. i love those guys. alex said it best. little big town is having fun. the 52nd academy awards are ,,,,
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that does it for us. as with leave you let's take a look back at the week that was. have a great week. >> devin nunes was briefing the administration about an investigation of which they are
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subject. >> i think it would be best if he were to step aside. >> the chairman is under an investigation. >> why would i not. >> the house investigation has officially stalled. the latest flash point is the testimony of sally yates. >> the white house took no action that prevented miss yates from testifying. >> it gets stranger and stranger every day. >> what do you have after a big conspicuous legislative defeat? well, finger pointing and recriminations, of course. >> your bill didn't survive three weeks. >> we're not going to give up after seven years of dealing with this. >> people are waking up to this. pieces of their roof lies in the street. >> can you imagine the winds it would have taken the lay this bad boy over. >> leaving the eu won't be pretty. >> getting back control of our country and in the future. >> kirk johnson was a drummer a for prince and the best man at his wedding. >> is there anything you would
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have done differently? >> next. >> check this out. i've got news for you. when this guy wants to play through, you let him play through. ♪ love lifts you up where we belong ♪ >> ready where you are. there's a bird right up there inside the -- all right. three, two, and one. ♪ hey, do it get down it ♪ >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. >> wait a second, wait a second. did you forget our name, charles? >> i did not. >> he was adding an extra pause to give it emphasis. >> gayle? thank you very much. >> oh. >> gayle king is here and we're very happy about that. i'm now going to go to the news. >> okay, okay. >> this 7,000-pound bull has dominated lower manhattan all by itself. but check this out. since march 8th, it's had to share this space with a little girl. >> i would name her little norah. she looks like a little norah to
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me. >> these mountains break us. they bring us to the edge. >> do you have a plan to be able to make it this time that was not part of last year's plan? >> the tactical plan is for me to go behind him and push. >> all that -- ♪ we drink all day and party all night ♪ >> luke, you know what i think is cool about you? your speaking voice is much like your singing voice. >> i hope. >> we can't have that. >> gomer pyle all the way. >> soccer fans are trying to wrap their heads around a new statue of superstar christie a noe rinaldo. >> -- and all that matters. >> does it look look him? >> not at all. >> by the way, he has a good looking face but there are other parts that are good looking. >> which part? >> his chest. >> moving on. are you still married. >> -- on cbs this -- >> aw [ bleep ].
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>> -- on "cbs this morning.",,,,
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that started just after midnight at this duplex on south 11th have been disp good morning, it's 8:55. i'm kenny choi. in san jose, crews are investigating the cause of a fire that started just after midnight at the duplex on south 11th street. three people have been displaced. the neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution. the west oakland fire that killed four people on monday was an accident sparked by a candle according to investigators. just days before it started, investigators warned the building's owner about 11 different safety problems at the site. and in san francisco, a former employee of forever21 flagship store filed a discrimination suit against the company. the employees claim a manager told them they could only speak english during work hours. we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. it is 8:57. i can't call it "friday light" just yet. so the south bay you have some slow conditions throughout the area. slowest though would be on highway 85 and also a crash slowing you down on northbound 101 at 87th. so keep that in mind. moving now to contra costa county, we have had problems here but traffic is recovering. so you're moving at 50 miles an hour once you get into concord so if you are heading there, you should be good to go. moving to -- here we go. we do have "friday light" from hayward to foster city across
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the span of the san mateo bridge, you are looking good with just some high winds. not "friday light" at the maze for the bay bridge toll plaza. the maze to downtown, 30 minutes. and high winds to go with it. i'll send it to you. >> thank you, roqui. roqui, have yourself a great weekend. good morning, everybody. she is doing the happy dance! taking a look toward coit tower, telegraph hill, pioneer park, wow, spectacular! boy, that would be a lovely walk today up the stairs, wouldn't it? temperatures 51 and the rose to 57 degrees in san jose. mid-50s in throughout the tri- valley. winds have been problems today up to 21 san francisco, 21 in san jose. 22 tri-valley and livermore. fairfield also 22-mile-an-hour winds. high wind advisory in effect until noon. winds begin to ease gently later this afternoon out of the north 10 to 20. numbers well above average. should be at 62 in san francisco. instead, 70 degrees. no joke on april 1! we'll have 84 inland. ,,,,,,,,
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wayne: (imitating chewbacca) you got the car! - holy cow! wayne: you got the big deal! you won, now dance! ooh! cat gray's over there jamming the tunes. vamos a aruba! let's play smash for cash. - go big or go home! jonathan: it's time for "let's make a deal." now here's tv's big dealer, wayne brady! wayne: hello, america, welcome to "let's make a deal." i'm wayne brady. thank you so much for tuning in. three people, let's make a deal. who wants to make a deal? the minion. the little minion right there. (cheers and applause) with the purple belly, you. and aloha, aloha. everybody else, have a seat.

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